Several northwest cities are joining forces to get the Blue Line extension back on track. The cities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale are in the process of hiring a lobbyist to push the project forward. "We all all want this to happen and we're just kind of waiting in the wings," said Robbinsdale Mayor Regan Murphy. "We're not getting the support that we feel that we need to push the project to the next phase." City leaders met Monday at Robbinsdale City Hall to discuss hiring a lobby group out of Washington, D.C., to help jumpstart the project. Officials want more focus to be given to the 13-mile Blue Line extension that would run from downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. They say the stalled Southwest LRT line is getting too much attention from the state and federal government, while the Blue Line extension sits idle. "One of the biggest reasons is that all of the cities along the Blue Line, have put countless hours and resources towards the planning for this line, not only from a planning perspective, but as far as infrastructure as we prepare for the construction of the Blue Line," explained Murphy. The city leaders say want the Blue Line project to move forward regardless of what happens to the Southwest Line. Sonya Goins, reporting http://www.ccxmedia.org Learn about our mobile app - http://bit.ly/ccxmedia http://twitter.com/ccxsports http://twitter.com/ccxnews https://www.facebook.com/ccxmedia.org/ CCX Media is on Comcast xfinity and CenturyLink prism in the Northwest Suburbs of Minneapolis and includes the cities Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.